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8/11/2015

2015-2016 English Language Arts Test Update

The Ohio Achievement Assessments (OAA) will no longer be administered. Ohio’s state test in grade 3 English language arts replaces the third grade reading OAA and will meet the requirements of the Third Grade Reading Guarantee. Additional information regarding cut scores will be forthcoming.


2/4/2015

Guidance on Student Participation in State Tests

Many districts are receiving communication from families refusing their children’s participation in state tests this spring. The department encourages schools to talk with families about their concerns regarding testing.


1/20/2015

Get involved in developing statewide early childhood assessments

Would you like to be involved in the development of early childhood assessments? 


8/29/2014

2014 Ohio Operating Standards for the Education of Children with Disabilities

The revised Ohio Operating Standards for the Education of Children with Disabilities  became effective on July 1, 2014. The Office for Exceptional Children has provided a brief Summary of Changes to the Ohio Operating Standards for the Education of Children with Disabilities.  For the complete rule text, refer to the Ohio Operating Standards for the Education of Children with Disabilities or the Ohio Administrative Code.


7/1/2014

List of Research-Based Reading Instruction Programs 2014-2015

As part of the Third Grade Reading Guarantee, the Ohio Department of Education is required to ensure all approved Research-Based Reading Instruction Programs align with the State Board’s reading competencies. The department reviewed these programs and has released the official list of Research-Based Reading Instruction Programs for the 2014-2015 school year.


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